Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti are back to find a new professional MasterChef, and you’ll be glad to hear the recipe still combines just the right number of reality TV touches with the actual cooking.

‘I’m a mixed bag,’ is how one of the chefs describes himself, Apprentice-style, while Marcus isn’t averse to using X Factor staples such as ‘nailed it’ and a Dermot-esque pause before delivering his verdict.

Tonight, six chefs face a skills test followed by their signature dish. ‘That was the worst hour I’ve ever experienced in my life,’ says one afterwards.

Six more chefs face a similar fate in tomorrow night’s heat.